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Origami artist featured at Wildling Museum

By Rebecca Rose

The Wildling Museum in Solvang will present a new exhibit titled Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar from Nov. 10 to March 25. 

Salazar is a deployable structures contractor at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) who is also a famed origami artist and environmental activist. Salazar designed the origami crease pattern for Starshade's Optical Shield at JPL. He also develops art and technology as the chief executive and technical officer at Orisun to advance space exploration and environmental sustainability. 

The exhibit at Wildling features a collection of origami animals found in Santa Barbara County such as the yellow-billed magpie, steelhead trout, California condor, and tarantula. A reception with the artist will take place on Nov. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wildling. To RSVP, contact or call (805) 686-8315. 

Arts Briefs is compiled by Arts and Lifestyle Writer Rebecca Rose. Send information to

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